After a quiet start to our Thursday, a quick flurry of snow from late morning to afternoon made the roads slippery for a little while. Accumulations were fairly light for the most part as temperatures moved into the lower 30s which is exactly where we should be. The exception was in the northern portions of the area where up to 4 inches of accumulation was recorded. Overnight, lots of clouds and southerly winds will hold. This will result in stable temperatures. In some cases, the readings will increase a bit.
Some cloud breakouts will be possible on Friday morning, but in general a nice gray backdrop can be expected. With prevailing south to southeast winds, temperatures will rise to above average levels. Some rain will move into the ABC12 viewing area throughout the afternoon. Once here we will expect the rain to continue until Christmas Eve night. For parts of Mid-Michigan, some showers may even linger into Christmas morning.
Christmas day promises to be rather gray. Much of our snow will have melted due to the mild air and rain. A bit of lingering rain early should ease off leaving us mostly dry for the afternoon. Temperatures on Saturday will be in the 40s with the highest readings likely coming early in the day. Wet roads aside, travel conditions should remain fairly good for the day. A few slippery spots will be possible Saturday night as lows dip into the 20s.
The end of our holiday weekend should prove to be rather quiet. We should get some sunshine on Sunday as the highs drop back into the mid 30’s. A lot of snow will move into our area from the southwest on Sunday evening. A few raindrops are likely to mix in before the pattern ends on Monday. Monday’s highs will again reach above average levels, despite the rain/snow mix. On ABC12 News, we’ll let you know how long the relatively mild conditions will last. -JR